Kobe Bryant says easy days for Team USA are over

Basketball Sep 13, 2019

Kobe Bryant says easy days for Team USA are over

Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered an Olympic gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments. Back in Beijing this weekend, Bryant isn't sure another Redeem Team will be so easy to ...

U.S. routs China in warmup ahead of Olympics

Basketball Jul 25, 2016

U.S. routs China in warmup ahead of Olympics

Just two games into the U.S. basketball team's pre-Olympic tour, coach Mike Krzyzewski already sees the start of something big. Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Klay Thompson added 17 and the Americans rolled to a second straight blowout exhibition victory, 106-57 over China on Sunday ...

Irving, Barnes to play for U.S. in Rio

Basketball / NBA Jun 26, 2016

Irving, Barnes to play for U.S. in Rio

The U.S. basketball team has its roster for Rio. Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes accepted spots on the team to fill out the Americans' 12-player Olympic squad, a person with knowledge of the details said Saturday. The decisions come two days before the Americans plan to ...

LeBron set to skip Rio; Anthony to play for U.S.

Basketball Jun 24, 2016

LeBron set to skip Rio; Anthony to play for U.S.

With LeBron James taking a pass, Carmelo Anthony alone will have a chance to become the most-decorated Olympian in men's basketball history. The New York Knicks forward has agreed to chase a fourth Olympic medal, a person with knowledge of the details said Thursday. He and ...

NBA MVP Curry won't play for U.S. at Rio Olympics

Basketball / NBA Jun 7, 2016

NBA MVP Curry won't play for U.S. at Rio Olympics

Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA's MVP. Curry said Monday in a statement that he has decided to pull out for "several factors — including recent ankle and knee injuries." He didn't say what the ...

Basketball Feb 19, 2016

Coach K will lead in Rio, Colangelo insists

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo expects Mike Krzyzewski to lead the Americans this summer, and the coach says he has "every intention" of being in Brazil. Krzyzewski plans to have left knee replacement surgery following the completion of Duke's season, and Colangelo told NBA TV ...

Popovich to coach Team USA

Basketball / NBA Oct 24, 2015

Popovich to coach Team USA

When it came time for a pro coach again, the U.S. basketball team turned to the one considered the NBA's best. Gregg Popovich, winner of five NBA championships, will have a chance to lead a team to Olympic gold. The San Antonio Spurs coach was hired ...

George suffers serious leg injury

Basketball / NBA Aug 2, 2014

George suffers serious leg injury

Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against the bottom ...

U.S. revamps hoops roster

Basketball / NBA Jul 15, 2014

U.S. revamps hoops roster

Kevin Durant and three returnees from the 2012 Olympic men's basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer's U.S. national team roster. Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden and Anthony Davis were the four holdovers announced Monday, along with new additions DeMar DeRozan ...